“Godly Grief versus Worldly Grief”
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. 2 Corinthians 7:10
When a person comes to Christ for the FORGIVENESS of their sins, they SHOULD come with a GODLY GRIEF or great sadness in their HEART, because of their awareness of the act or acts of rebellion against God and His laws, and because of their realization of His GREAT LOVE, AMAZING GRACE and ABUNDANT MERCY towards them. This attitude of the HEART, brings about REPENTANCE, which leads to SALVATION, which leads to ETERNAL LIFE in Heaven with God the Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
WORLDLY GRIEF, on the other hand, brings about DEATH. WORLDLY GRIEF is a great sadness, the likes of which was experienced by Judas, who betrayed the Lord. Judas’ was filled with remorse or WORLDLY GRIEF, but his remorse was unlike Peter’s, when Peter denied he knew Christ, Peter’s remorse was a GODLY GRIEF that brought about repentance. However, the Scripture does NOT indicate that Judas’ had repented for his act of rebellion, only that he had remorse for the outcome of his betrayal of the Lord Jesus Christ, and then went out and hung himself.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are NOT a TRUE CHILD of the Living God, and you are probably experiencing a lot of WORLDLY GRIEF, being sorry for the outcome of your sinful deeds, but NOT sorry for sinning against God, and disobedience to His laws. That is WORLDLY GRIEF and will lead, sometimes to a physical death, and ALWAYS to a SPIRITUAL DEATH, in which will bring about CONDEMNATION and an ETERNITY in Hell, the place of perpetual heartache, pain, torment, torture, and despair, with NO WAY of ESCAPE. But God is giving you the opportunity to come to Him with a GODLY GRIEF, which will bring about a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and an ETERNITY in Heaven with Him and His Son. Do it NOW while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!